John Grindle

John Grindle started the Foodie Feed in 2011 and is a keen fisherman, a brilliant husband and loving Grandpa. John handed the reigns to Heather in November 2018. You can read all his reviews and recipes here.

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

I passed the entrance to Glebe Farm Owermoigne everyday for over two thirds of my working life and when the signs for their free-range turkeys went up, it would herald the start to the Christmas festivities. So I was thrilled to finally head up the…

Review of Dorset Herbs

Review of Dorset Herbs

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year,…

Review of Gingernut Goodies

Review of Gingernut Goodies

From an early age Steph Lowe learnt how to bake from her Mother and after leaving school she enrolled on the Chef Scholarship course at Bournemouth & Poole University. But this was cut short due to Steph’s growing intolerance to dairy product. Then gradually over…

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

When I last visited Myra’s Kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) it was called Sushi & More and that was way back in 2015 just after it opened. We were kindly invited back to sample their food and excited to see what Paul, front of…

Review of Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth

Review of Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth

Vegan food is now part of main stream dining and every food outlet worth their salt is adding a range of vegan options to their menus. This is good news for everyone because vegan food that has been prepared well is of the highest quality…

Review of the Olive Branch in Wimborne

Review of the Olive Branch in Wimborne

Hall & Woodhouse has invested over £30 million into Dorset in the last five years. The investment includes building a new Brewery in Blandford and major refurbishments of a number of pubs spread across the county. One of these pubs is The Olive Branch in…

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

The Piddle Valley Chicken is owned and run by Kevin (Kev) and Jenna Froud (who also works for her family business as a manager). Currently Piddle Valley Chicken is spread across different sites, one to bring on the chicks and another to process the chickens…

Review of the Wobbly Cottage in Broadwindsor

Review of the Wobbly Cottage in Broadwindsor

The Wobbly Cottage bakery is named after the wobbly walls of Richard and Danielle Wright’s 200-year-old cottage. They started Wobbly Cottage about four years ago, primarily selling jams and chutneys in local markets & food festivals. Richard was still baking bread and selling a few…

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

My first visit to The Crow’s Nest was way back in 2011, then I enjoyed a fried breakfast as a birthday treat and was one of my first reviews that I ever did. They still do great breakfasts and now serve my favourite style of…

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

The war on single use plastic is on, this battle was vividly highlighted by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. Since then every major supermarket in Britain has pledged to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025 – we wait and see on that one. Lydia Wilson is…